Economy Secretary Keith Brown has apologised for his role in the collapse of a possible £10 billion agreement with two Chinese companies.
MINISTERS are facing fresh pressure to review the status of the country's joint schools quango.
The Justice Secretary has been warned of a "self-harm epidemic" in Scotland's prisons after incidents jumped 70% in three years.
The Scottish Parliament's backing for a second independence referendum must be respected, Scotland's First Minister has said.
THE head of Scotland's joint schools inspectorate and curriculum body is to step down after six years in the post.
The Scottish Parliament has backed Nicola Sturgeon's call for the powers to hold a second independence referendum.
MSPs are to be asked to change the law which makes children the only people in Scotland not fully protected by laws against assault.
Former MSP Lord Purvis will lead the party’s campaign for “a new set of constitutional arrangements to replace the treaties of union”.
The Electoral Commission fined the Tories a record £70,000 for "numerous failures" in reporting its expenses for the 2015 General Election, and three by-elections in 2014, and referred the party's former treasurer to the police.